Director Development Services
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Economic Planning and Development|
|Job Level||Senior (8-10 years)|
Development Services, formerly known as Planning and Growth Management Department, is the County’s community development department that provides planning, zoning, development review, permitting and building inspection services for unincorporated Hillsborough County, FL.
The Director of Development Services leads, plans, organizes, and directs the department’s work, including aligning services and resources with the County Administrator’s goals and values and the Board of County Commissioners Strategic Plan; managing resource allocation, enhancing customer service and supporting economic development. The Director is responsible for the continuum of development services including implementation of community planning, zoning, and other entitlements, site and subdivision permitting and building permitting. This position works in collaboration with and reports to the Deputy County Administrator, Infrastructure and Development Services.
In addition, the Director provides comprehensive customer service for real property development activities including zoning, land use information and application intake; right-of-way information and right-of-way use permits; building permit application intake, tracking and processing; site plan and subdivision submittal and processing; vacating actions; contractor licensing activities; and, general project information for Infrastructure and Development Services Team projects. This position acts as the primary Point of Contact for County Administration and the County Commission and is responsible for facilitating resolutions and solutions to development related issues as they arise.
Responsibilities & Services:
The Development Services Department provides planning, zoning, development review, permitting, and building inspection services for unincorporated Hillsborough County, FL.
For this important role the County needs someone who knows how to facilitate value creation in a community. This leader will know from direct experience that “smart” growth results from enabling sustainable development that generates high wage jobs and private wealth for every citizen. As such, the candidate may be someone outside of traditional planning environment but will be grounded in solid planning principles. The ideal candidate should “imagine” reading a marketing piece about an intriguing community where the government’s mission is facilitating innovation; where all land use decisions, site development and permitting focuses on growing high value businesses. The ideal candidate should imagine what it means to be part of a team that is reinventing the role of government as an economic development engine. The County seeks a credible and unifying leader who is energetic, visionary and effective. Candidates should bring experience from the business and industry side of the development transaction, as well as high-level internal management qualifications, with an ability to balance the two. The ideal candidate must have the ability to promote collaboration on a county-wide basis and serve as a key facilitator with elected/political and business leaders. The candidate will have a high level of integrity, ethics and transparency.
The overarching core competencies of this position are:
• Innovative: Ability to generate new and innovative approaches to county problem solving that is effective and responsive.
• Visionary: Ability to translate big-picture vision and goals into plans that are realistic and effective.
• Communicator: Ability to effectively communicate to all stakeholders.
• Pro active: The ability to look for solutions and initiates change and improvement.
• Results Driven: Measure success by outcomes rather than inputs. Set high standards of performance.
• Manage Performance: Streamline and remove processes that do not bring value to the customer.
• Business Acumen: Ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.
• Partnering: Builds alliances and collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships. Build public trust in government.
A bachelor’s degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Public or Business Administration, Government, Political Science, Engineering or related fields. At least seven years experience in a senior leadership role within a substantial and complex government agency, a not-for-profit, or a for-profit corporation that involves leading a diverse staff and management of significant funds and experience working in high-level policy development, regional/intergovernmental relations, urban and regional planning, transportation planning, economic development, development company, or related fields. An advanced degree and executive management training are preferred.
Persons interested in this position should submit the following information:
• A cover letter.
• Salary history.
• A current resume that reflects the size of staff managed and budget for prior positions.
If you have questions regarding this announcement, please call Kenneth Moten at 407-843-3277 ext. 201. This position will remain open until filled. In order to be considered for the first round of interviews please submit your application materials by September 12, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillsborough Count, FL is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce. We will provide assistance in the recruitment, application and selection process to applicants with disabilities who request such assistance.
The annual salary range is $130 to $140K, depending on experience. Benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and life insurance and public employee retirement system contributions, holiday and leave time.
Business Unit Management
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Country: UNITED STATES
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Executive
Salary: $130,000.00 to $140,000.00 Annually
Apply By Date: September 12, 2013
|Contact Name||Kenneth Moten|